£7.99 saving £1.60 (20%)
A profoundly moving story of music, survival, friendship and love in wartime Leningrad. This is the story of a man caught in the white heat of obsession. A man who inspired an entire city, much less a ragged orchestra of half-starved musicians, to an act of resistance and hope in a time of war. Karl Eliasberg. The Conductor.
The Conductor by Sarah Quigley
The crackle of a tannoy breaks a pregnant silence...and for one moment, as the barrage of shell and artillery pauses, music washes over the city of Leningrad. The defiant symphony of Leningrad's famous son, the composer Shostakovich, infiltrates ruined homes and businesses, echoing in the empty streets, and, perhaps, even beyond the besieged walls to the very heart of the German forces. But this is not the story of Shostakovich.
'[An] up-all-night page-turner... conveying the extraordinary life-saving properties of music, and hope'
. 'An extraordinary period of history brought to life by a daring novelist.
Lloyd Jones, booker-prize winning author of Mister Pip
About the Author
Publication date1st January 2013
More books by Sarah Quigley
Author 'Like for Like'
PublisherHead of Zeus
CategoriesModern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Second World War fiction
You can trust Lovereading to show unbiased reviews by actual, ordinary readers that help likeminded booklovers choose their next great read.Linda Hill
I love Lovereading for the wonderful like for like author recommendations and for highlighting new books, it's a great resource for readers!Lindsay
I love reading books I wouldn't normally choose before everyone else gets to read them!Dawn Lynch
Lovereading tells me about new books before they hit the shelves, lets me find other authors I may like and has great prize draws!Sheila Dale
Lovereading helps me decide what real people read.Kerry Bridges
They are bright, breezy and eager to offer a great book, then genuinely listen/respect the review one writes.Maggie Crane
It's information about new books so, for a book lover like me, what's not to like!Joan Hill
I 'Lovereading' because it lets me see what new books are around with a detailed synopsis and readers' reviews.Judith Sharp